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Municipality of residence 5 years ago, Chile, 1982-2017; consistent boundaries, GIS

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      class Mig2_5_cl:public Editor {

    Mig2_5_cl(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::cl2017a:
            if (CL2017A_0412() == 99999 && CL2017A_0409() == 4)
                a = 152997997;




MIG2_5_CL indicates the person's commune of residence five years ago in Chile. Migration commune codes in MIG2_5_CL are compatible with codes in GEO2_CL.

Click on the Source Variables tab for information on place of residence for each sample year. Source variables may contain more geographic unit detail but are not suitable for cross-temporal comparison.

Comparability — General

Chile significantly reorganized administrative divisions between 1970 and 1982, so the 1960 and 1970 samples are not included in MIG2_5_CL.

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time. Where officially-defined municipalities/communes have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring municipalities.

Boundary changes for MIG2_5_CL are too numerous to list, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.

For the country of residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRY5 (Country of residence 5 year ago).


  • Chile 1982: Persons age 5+
  • Chile 1992: Persons age 5+
  • Chile 2002: Persons age 5+
  • Chile 2017: Persons age 5+


  • Chile: 1982, 1992, 2002, 2017